Big Black: Stand at Attica

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Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
Archaia
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
6.5 X 0.6 X 10.1 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781684154791

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About the Author

Frank "Big Black" Smith was a prisoner at Attica State Prison in 1971. He, along with other prisoners, led a rebellion against the injustices of the prison system which remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history. After the riots, he became one of the leading voices in the court case the prisoners brought against the state of New York.

Reviews

"The stellar artwork by Améziane (Muhammad Ali) includes tabloidlike chapter openers rendered with bold fonts and exaggerated letterboxes. His expressive realism and muted colors invoke a nostalgic 1970s pulp effect reminiscent of Ed Piskor's work."-- "Publishers Weekly Starred Review"
"Sure to be one of the most discussed books this year."-- "Library Journal Starred Review"
"Vividly illustrates the uprising at Attica and emphasizes its important place in ongoing struggles for justice."-- "Shelf Awareness Starred Review"
"Don't sleep on "Stand at Attica"--I read it last night and was blown away... beautifully illustrated, carefully researched, and lovingly written. This is history brought alive."--Andrew Aydin, co-author of Rep. John Lewis' March graphic novel trilogy "Shelf Awareness Starred Review"
"This book grabs you on the first page and never lets you go. The heroism and the horror of Attica is all there... This is a must read book for everyone."--Reginald Hudlin "Shelf Awareness Starred Review"
"If you have an interest in history, memoir, social justice, or just the life of a good man in an extraordinary circumstance, you should track down a copy and experience the story directly."--Reginald Hudlin "Black Nerd Problems"
"Big Black: Stand at Attica is a striking and powerful look at a dark chapter in American civil rights history."--Reginald Hudlin "Comic Book Resources"
"I found it painful to read in a single sitting because of the raw emotion of it. It's a tragic story, as are the events that shaped it. Written skillfully by Jared Reinmuth, drawn with purpose by Améziane, Big Black: Stand at Attica is just a brilliantly done book."--Jamal Igle, creator of Molly Danger and artist on Black "Comic Book Resources"
"Disturbing, horrifying, brutal, sad. Saddest of all, everything that happens within its pages...is still going on."--Ho Che Anderson, King: A Comics Biography "Comic Book Resources"